Simply put, John McCain was a hero. And although I certainly didn’t see eye to eye with him about much, I did always have a certain amount of respect for him.
My thoughts are with his family.
May he rest in peace.
Conspicuously silent is SHOTUS (Shit Head of the United States) … thank God. Although I am sure some inane word bile will flow from his mouth or his Twitter account in the coming days … unless the bones spurs he had that kept him from the Vietnam War are acting up.
John McCain has only ever held one job. And that job was ALWAYS serving the United States in various capacities … so Hero is really the best word to describe him, regardless of personal politics:
a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.Arbitrary uses in sentences:
1) Fighting in an unpopular war, surviving being a prisoner of war, serving your country politically, defending a political rival against ridiculous and unsubstantiated slurs, fighting an incurable illness, requesting a sitting president NOT attend your funeral, et al., define a hero.2) Avoiding an unpopular war by claiming to have bone spurs, licensing and slapping your name on vomitous buildings, displacing senior tenants and tenants of color, having multiple personal and business bankruptcies, a career that is built upon deceit and failure, co-opting middle and working class values historically abhorred, a violent allergy to anything resembling truth, et al., do NOT define a hero.This was originally posted on May 6, 2018.